Harlequins Academy

Full time Academy

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The Harlequins Academy comprises three tiers - the Harlequins Surrey, Sussex and Inner London Developing Player Programme (DPP), the Elite Player Development Group (EPDG) and the full time Academy. 
 
Full time Academy
 
The top tier of development is through the full time Academy. This is for players aged 18 and over who have both the ability and the desire to progress into a career in professional rugby. 
 
These players train with and alongside the Club's senior squad and are treated as young professional players. 

The following players are in the full-time Academy: 

Harry Barlow, Max Coyle, George Hammond, George Head, Gabriel Ibitoye, Luke James, Dino Lamb, Jack Kenningham, Cadan Murley, Jack Musk, Kieran Sassone, Niall Saunders, Marcus Smith, Hugh Tizard.

You can meet our current Academy squad here.

Elite Player Development Group (EPDG)

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The second level is the Elite Player Development Group (EPDG).
 
Typically these players will have played divisional or international rugby at Under 16 and will also have demonstrated a commitment beyond the average to become professional players. 
 
The Junior EPDG comprises of boys from the Under 13, 14 and 15 age groups from both Surrey and Sussex. 
 
The group is selected so that the Harlequins full-time Academy coaches can continue to work on developing those players who have shown the most potential.
 
A list of our current EPDG Members are below
 
EPDG
 
Under 18
Tom Allen, Lennox Anyanwu, Matt Attalah, James Botterill, James Bourton, Ollie Daniels, Sam Davies, Harry Dugmore, Ed Dunford, Patrick Green, Hayden Hyde, Louis Lynagh, Jack Potter, Jack Reid, Jack Ryder, Sam Riley, Aristot Benz-Salomon, Jon Benz-Salomon, Tobias Scalabrini, Luc Smith, Jake Williams.
 
Under 17
Makeen Alikhan, Aidan Barry, Finlay Baxter, Oscar Beard, Charlie Beckett, Theo Bevacqua, Alex Clayton, Ade Coker, Enzo Croy, Josh Dodson, Andrew Fadera, Reubin Hart, Jonny Haynes, Ted Johnson, Finn Livingstone-Learmonth, Samuel Odu, David Offori-Manteaw, Ben Murrin, Elliott Powell, Peter Sinclair, Jack Springate, Caelan Stanton, Dylan Thomas, William Trenholm, Henry Turnbull. 
 
Under 16
Caleb Acquah, Mike Agureev, Jamie Benson, Bryn Bradley, Cassius Cleaves, Kamdo Dozie-Ajaegbu, Oskar Hicks, Will Hobson, George Inoke, George Jeavons, Nathan Jibulu, Finlay Lock, Tom Lynagh Conor Manzi, Olly Matthews, Piero Noah, Lorcan O’Byrne-Nestor, Kitan Ojo, Ben Potter, Chris Preen, Christian Tait, Luke Wyllie.
 
Junior EPDG
 
Under 15
Jamie Anderson, Harry Browne, Charlie Clare, Luke Genco, Ethan Knight, Ludo Kolade, Pierce Llewellyn, Seun Ogunyemi, George Papa, Oliver Percival, Bruno Perry, Sam Skinner, Amir Sultan-Edwards, Julius Turley, Lewis Wakefield.
 
Under 14
David Asamani, Conor Byrne, Ethan Dando, Zack Gellatley, Hayden Hunt, Ollie Miall, Bovley Nunu-Kiazolua, Kit Temperley, Toby Vander, Matt Wickahm, Alex Worne.

Developing Player Programme (DPP)

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The Developing Player Programme (DPP) is the entry level into the Academy. The role of the DPP is to work with county coaches and development officers to identify players who have the talent to benefit from, and progress through, the programme. 
 
The DPP provides training programmes for, and monitors the progress being made by each player. DPP players will continue to play rugby for their club, school and county side.
 
Our DPP members are listed below.

Under 16 Surrey

Sunny Balogun, Harry Benton, Jack Bodell, Tom Bushell, Ben Calow, Max Campbell-Harris, Noah Chamberlain, Ollie Cook, Will Craigie, Eoin Finn, Henrique Gabriel, Matthew Gwyther, Nathan Jewitt, Joe Jones, Tari Mutu, Robbie Philpott, Finn Rennies, Joe Scrivener, Seon Shaw, Ben Stefanik, Sam Tilley, Tom Tomlin, Alfie Ulvmoen, Ed Volley, Darragh Walsh, Max Wellman, Tom Whiteley, Ben Wilding.

Under 15 Surrey

Jamie Anderson, Wil Ayton, Henry Boyle, Ben Clark, Jude Clark, Josh Clarke, Sam Copland, Mattew Durbridge, Jamie Flatley, Dominic Flynn, Archie Gardiner, Luke Genco, George Godfrey, Brice Guinard, Leo Hales, Hervy Hewson, Raphael Hollister, Ollie Hudson, Robbie Innes, Ethan Knight, Will Lewis, Pierce Llewellyn, Josh Lyon, Nathan MacDonald, Max McKinlay, Charlie Morrison, Isaac O’Connell, Seun Ogunyemi, George Papa, Joe Payne, Enzo Pederson, Oliver Percival, harry Rice, Scott Ross, Amir Sultan-Edwards, Finn Tawse, Tosin Teriba, Julius Turley, Nicolas Vicente, Toby Uzor, Lewis Wakefield, Callum Wimble, Charlie Woodfine, Jamie Yorke.

Under 14 Surrey

Harry Adlington, Harvey Akemah, Jack Anstey, Oliver Bailey, Josh Bellamy, Ollie Bowman, Linus Bray, Conor Byrne, Leonardo Coiro, Charile Cross, Ethan Fitzgerald, Zack Gellatley, Robert Harrison, Tom Heaver, Patrick Hughes, Tom Humpreys, Hayden Hunt, hal Kennedy, Edward King, Rafael Klasener, Alfie Lamb, Joe Marvin, Oscar Mcardie, Ollie Miall, Killian Moore, Max Nicol, Bovley Nunu-Kiazolua, Bernard Osei-Asobey. Isaiah Osuji, Murphy Parker, Alex Peirson, Harry Pluck, harry Porter, Jake Power, Gabriel Pretty, Diego Rodriguez, Sebastian Rubio Prida, Lucas Schmid, Aidan Sisk, Kit Temperley, Jack Thomas, Albert Washington, Matt Wickham, Morgan Williams, Josh Wright.

Under 16 Sussex

George Allan, Matthew Barrow, Ben Bishop, Ben Calow, James Davis, Robert Ellis, Austin Emens, Spike Gleaves, Tom Goldman, Ben Goode, Hugo Hughes, Cameron Kinross, Jack McCulloch, Kieran McGreevy, Joshua Pratt, Thomas Routledge, Johny Staples, Travis Suckling, Nathan Sutton, Josh Tusler, Joshua Vetch, Thomas Wharton Marc Wigzell.

Under 15 Sussex

Reiss Arghios, Oliver Beach, Ben Brown, Harry Browne, Charlie Clare, Max Dombrowe, Jack Doorey-Palmer, Sam Ellias,  Toby Gale, Alex Harrison, Jack Jones, Toby Kemp, Ludo Kolade, Regan Law, Charlie Maybank, Ben O’Brien, Bradley Palmer, Bruno Perry, Josh Poole, Rory Quigley, Leo Ravaudet, Jacob Ray, Ben Richardson, Luke Roberts, Sam Skinner, Jonathan Smith, Jack Soltermann, Louie Stillman, Tom Sunray-Jellis, Luke Twigger, Elliott Vincent.

Under 14 Sussex

Odafe Abadioru, Josh Abraham, Max Arnold, David Asamani, Ollie Bennett, Will Bentley, Ellis Beynon, Harvey Burgess, Ethan Dando, Ethan Davies, Jamie Davis, Joe Elyas, Timi Haastrup, Sam Hardewicke, Tom Heaver, Tom Jarman, Freddie Jobber, Zak Kernon, Fraser Lyne, Oliver Macloughlin, Josh Mann, Callum McIntosh, Franklyn McMillan, Marcus Mebenga-Taylor, Temi Morton, Jacob Nimmo, Zac Palmer, Luke Pullen, Ryder Rickhards, Conal Rowbotham, Daniel Seymour, Ollie Starkey, Finn Suart, Jake Travis, Toby Vander, Alex Voss, Alexander Worne.
Under 15 Inner London

Nikita Authier-Labille, Levi Burke-Astorino, Hoisan Chan, Marcus Clarke, Kai Clutterbuck, Reon Donkor, Aaron Dubet, Joseph-John Harvey, Ben Hicks, Daniel Okon, Presley Owobu, Bailey Penfold, Owen Rossel, Michael Ryan, Jacob Steele, Amir Sultan-Edwards, Russell Sundam Da-Costa, Doneil Swaby, Byron Thomas, Lewys Timms, Lucas Tobbell, Blaise Treverton, Mickael Varela, Thierry White

Under 14 Inner London

Jevan Anno, Marco Antonio - Cardenas, Gino Bryan, Jimmy Bunker, Matteo Clements, Joe Clune, Gabrial Idusohan, Euan Findlay, Bailey Finnis, Tai Flanagan, Tom Greenwood, Zedan Gustave-Denton, Ayomide Ibrahim, Gabriel Idusohan, Shai Keys, Ronald Lyon, Ryan Odita, Jenkins Ouma, Mason Owusu-Akyeaw, Oliver Pace, Guy Rogers, Elliot Shrimpton, Shyanne Smith, Jaden Wallace-Anderson.

Academy Dates

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All EPDG, JEPDG and Surrey DPP sessions are held at Harlequins Training Centre, Surrey Sports Park, Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD.

All Sussex DPP sessions are held at Brighton Rugby Club, Waterhall Rd, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 8YR.

All Inner London DPP sessions are held at Tooting and Mitcham FC, Imperial Fields, Bishopsford Road, Morden, SM4 6BF


EPDG Day Camps 2017/18

July – 9, 10, 12 – 16, 17, 19 – 23, 24, 26 – 30, 31
August -  2 – 6, 7, 9 – 13, 14
October – 22, 24 (Half Term)
December – 17, 18, 20 (Christmas) 
February – 19, 21 (Half Term)
April – TBC (Easter)

EPDG Monday evening session 2018/2019 7pm – 9pm

September – 17, 24 
October – 1, 8, 29
November – 5, 19, 26
December – 3
January – 7, 14, 28
February – 4, 25
March – 4, 11

JEPDG Day Camps 2017/18 – All JEPDG sessions run from 10:30 – 14:30

July - 11, 18 
August - 1, 8 and 15
October – 23
December – 19


DPP – U14, U15 Surrey and U14, U15 Sussex.
Day Camps run from 10:30 – 13:00
Monday 9th July – Evening session both counties
Wednesday 25th July – Day Camp Sussex and Surrey 
Monday 20th August – Day Camp Sussex and Surrey 

Evening sessions through school term, all run from 7 – 9pm:

Monday 10th September 
Monday 15th October 
Monday 12th November
Monday 10th December
Monday 21st January
Monday 11th February
Monday 18th March
Monday 1st April 


DPP – U16 Surrey and U16 Sussex.

Day Camps run from 10:30 – 13:00
Monday 9th July – Evening session both counties
Wednesday 25th July – Day Camp Sussex and Surrey 
Monday 20th August – Day Camp Sussex and Surrey 


Evening sessions through school term, all run from 7 – 9pm:


Surrey U16
Monday 24th September
Monday 29th October
Monday 19th November
Monday 3rd December


Sussex U16 

Monday 10th September 
Monday 15th October 
Monday 12th November
Monday 10th December


Inner London DPP 2018/19 U13, U14 and U15 

All evening sessions run from 5.30 - 8pm.
All day camps will run from 10am - 12.30pm

Wednesday 12th September - Evening
Wednesday 10th October - Evening
Friday 26th October - Day camp
Wednesday 14th November - Evening
Wednesday 12th December - Evening
Wednesday 16th January - Evening
Friday 22nd February - Day Camp
Wednesday 6th March – Evening
Wednesday 27th March - Evening
Wednesday 17th April - Evening

Weight Centres

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Weight Centres


We have a number of weight centres that are available for all EPDG players and for all U15 DPP Players. The details of the centres can be found below. Please note that these weight centres only run between September and April. You will receive an email with the exact start dates in August.  


Centre 1:
Surrey Sports Park
Richard Meyjes Road, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7AD
Monday 6 -7 (DPP) and 7-8 pm (EPDG)
Thursday 5.30 - 6.30pm and 6.30 - 7.30pm. DPP and EPDG - players can attend either session. 


Contact - Tim Hall (07950402696) 


Centre 2:
Crystal Palace
The National Sports Centre, Ledrington Road, London, SE19 2BB
Tuesday 6-7 pm & Thursday 6-7 pm
Contact - Keith Morgan (07885049435) & Tim Hall (07950402696) 


Centre 3:
Brighton College
Eastern Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN2 0AL
Tuesday & Thursday 7-8 pm
Contact - Brendan Hayes (07976431964) & Tim Hall (07950402696) 



The Weights Centres are free of charge and are available for all EPDG and U15 DPP Players. Sessions will be individualised depending on players needs and training history. However, common themes will involve the development of barbell technique, the improvement of physical literacy, a low level resistance stimulus and developments in core strength & range of movement. We also aspire to educate and advise the players in regards to training options & habits away from the weight centre sessions.

The Weight Centre’s offer a good opportunity for us to gauge where the boys are at and lay important foundations for their current and future development. These are not compulsory sessions but we do recommend you attend when possible. 

Academy Nutrition

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The Harlequins Performance Nutrition Philosophy....


"At Harlequins we adopt a fresh food philosophy right thoughout the club, right from our DPP to our 1st XV; prioritising whole, unprocessed, nutrition dense food to support the growth, development and performance of our Harlequins."


Please click here for a pdf on nurition for the younger athlete


ACADEMY GUIDELINES


Basics...


1. Include a source of protein at every meal to support the growth and repair of your developing muscles. Eggs, milk and greek yoghurt are excellent example of protein sources that can be included in your breakfast or used as a recovery snack! Prioritise lean meats and fish as a protein source at both lunch and dinner. Aim for one of these meals / snacks approximately every 3 hours.


2. Fuel your training with high performance foods! Carbohydrates are our bodies high intensity fuel source, without them we may struggle for energy and perform poorly. Fuel your training with low GI foods such as sweet potato, oats, rice, quinoa etc. Combine this fuel with some protein to continue to support your muscles and some fruit / vegetables.


3. Nail your recovery! Training causes damage to your muscle and depletes our bodies fuel stores meaning we need to act quickly post session/game to aid the recovery of our muscles and restoration of our fuel stores. High quality protein and higher GI carbohydrates are key. Milk and fruit are ideal for this! A large glass of milk supplies us with qualities proteins, carbohydrates and a host of vitamins and minerals; whilst the fruit increases the carbohydrate and antioxidant content of the recovery snack. Because some of these vitamins in milk are fat soluble (needs fat to be absorbed) whole milk is a preferred choice for the adolescent athlete. Other great options are greek yoghurts, or a fruit smoothies (made with milk and yoghurt). At this age supplementation is not required, the priority is optimising your dietary habits with whole food. As and when the athlete progresses to a stage where supplementation may be necessary, all supplements must be informed sport registered and cleared by the club nutritionist. 


4. Aim for 7+ servings of fruit and veg a day!  I know this sounds high but when you set small targets like 2 servings per meal and 1 with your snack it becomes very achievable. Fruits and vegetables not only support your immune system but also are a great source of antioxidants which help our bodies recover faster from the demands of training and playing.


5. Keep Hydrated! Have a large glass of water as soon as you wake up and make sure to carry a water bottle on you at all times whether you are at school, training, or simply on a train. Don't let yourself go thirsty, try have a few mouthfuls of fluid every 10-15 mins at training to ensure you are staying on top of things.


6. Don't fear fats! Some fats such as omega 3 fatty acids are essential to our bodies. Try have 1 - 2 sources of high quality dietary fats daily such as oily fish at meal times, nuts as a snack or extra virgin olive oil drizzled over your vegetables at dinner.


Extra information:


Match Day Meals - Breakfast


Ensuring we are adequately fuelled for match day is essential to limit fatgiue and optimise performance. As a result we need to ensure we consume enough carbohydrates both the day before and morning of a game. These Banana & Oat Game Day Pancakes are a great option for breakfast. Rich in protein, they also supply your body with some quality slow release carbohydrates to have you firing on all cylinders for kick off.


 


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EPDG & DPP Recovery Guidelines

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For information on EPDG and DPP recovery guidelines please click here.

Injury Management

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For more information on Injury Management guidelines please click here.

EPDG Sleep Guidance

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For information on Sleep Guidance please click here.

Academy contacts

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Position
Name
Email Address
Academy Manager Tony Diprose tony.diprose@quins.co.uk
Academy Head Coach Jim Evans jim.evans@quins.co.uk
Assistant Academy Coach Warren Abrahams warren.abrahams@quins.co.uk
Academy Coach Development Officer Gary Street gary.street@quins.co.uk
Academy Strength & Conditioning Coach Tim Hall tim.hall@quins.co.uk
Academy Physiotherapist Chris Oliver chris.oliver@quins.co.uk
Academy Administrator Louise Ryan louise.ryan@quins.co.uk